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Can a person wtih alpha thalassemia trait donate blood?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

A person with Alpha thalassemia trait may be not anemic or mildly anemic.
If he is not anemic, he can be a blood donor. However, since he has a more difficult time making hemoglobin (to make new red blood cells), he may not wish to be a blood donor.

In brief: Maybe

A person with Alpha thalassemia trait may be not anemic or mildly anemic.
If he is not anemic, he can be a blood donor. However, since he has a more difficult time making hemoglobin (to make new red blood cells), he may not wish to be a blood donor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Sarojini Budden
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes you can

The red cross will accept blood donations from you if you are not anemic which means that you have a hemoglobin of at least 12.
5 or more . Your blood group may be a rare type and may help someone if needed

In brief: Yes you can

The red cross will accept blood donations from you if you are not anemic which means that you have a hemoglobin of at least 12.
5 or more . Your blood group may be a rare type and may help someone if needed
Dr. Sarojini Budden
Dr. Sarojini Budden
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